Laura de Noves

Laura de Noves (c. 1310–1348) was the wife of Count Hugues de Sade (ancestor of the Marquis de Sade). It has been speculated that she may be the Laura of Petrarch's poetry, but this remains unproven.[1][2]


  1. ^ Jones, F. J. (January 1984). "Further evidence of the identity of Petrarch's Laura". Italian Studies. 39 (1): 27–46. doi:10.1179/its.1984.39.1.27. ISSN 0075-1634.
  2. ^ Trapp, J. B. (2001-01-01). "Petrarch's Laura: The Portraiture of an Imaginary Beloved". Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 64 (1): 55–192. doi:10.2307/751561. ISSN 0075-4390.

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